DECEMBER 19, 2020: Attention:
The United States Congress is working on legislation that may extend the
unemployment benefits claim programs created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,
and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). If the legislation is enacted, the
Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) will work to implement it as
quickly as possible. However, OUI must wait for guidance from the U.S.
Department of Labor before the provisions of the Act can be implemented.
Note: OUI cannot take any action before the effective date of any new
legislation. The CARES Act expires on December 31, 2020, but the last date OUI
can pay benefits under that act is December 26, 2020.